GoShakes Theatre presents its pilot production of William Shakespeare's classic, ROMEO & JULIET to the Goshen/Michiana community!
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G O S H A K E S I N A U G U R A L P R O D U C T I O N
ROMEO & JULIET: The classic story of star-crossed lovers. Torn apart by their feuding families, caught between duty and desire and forced to irreconcilable action. This is a Romeo and Juliet reimagined; visceral and immediate. Experience Shakespeare like you've never seen him before. Starring Lindsay Nance & Phil Weaver-Stoesz
DIRECTED BY Michelle Milne
CAST: Matthew Bell, Carrie Lee Bland Kendall, Christina Hofer, Mike Honderich, Vanessa Jones, Kathleen Massanari, Jay Mast, Lucas Nafzinger, Lindsay Nance, Cisco Ramirez, Phil Weaver-Stoesz
CREW: Patrick Ressler, Jerry Peters, Grace Swartendruber, Jay Mast, Travis Yutzy, Lauren Morales, Nicole Miazgowicz, Phoebe Brubaker, Lewis Caskey
W H A T I S G O S H A K E S ?
G O S H A K E S M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T
GoShakes Theatre aims to merge professional theatre and performance with educating a next generation of theatre practitioners and aficionados. We are committed to honoring the past through the reimagining of classic works while paving a way for contemporary theatre.
E D U C A T I O N & C O M M U N I T Y O U T R E A C H
GoShakes Theatre is devoted to providing accessible, affordable theatre to the Michiana community. From discounted group tickets to collaborative art projects to post-show discussions and events, GoShakes is dedicated to meaningful engagement with our community. Taught by members of the GoShakes ensemble and guest teachers, workshops will be available to young adults and professionals.
F O R T E A C H E R S
Our PRE/POST Program for your class is composed of three parts: Preparation (pre-show workshop), Experience (the production), and Reflection or Interpretation (post-show workshop). Book your class now!
GoShakes THEATRE. W H A T ' S I N A N A M E ?
GoShakes Theatre is dedicated to the art of storytelling. We believe one of the most profound ways we can move forward on the journey is exploring where we're come from. It is with this perspective we choose to examine and produce classical theatre from a cannon of "masterwork" playwrights-- most notably, William Shakespeare. "GoShakes" pays homage to Shakespeare and seeks to walk alongside classical theatre companies who adopt "Shakespeare" as part of their title. While devoted to producing classical theatre, we recognize the importance of producing contemporary and new works. In adopting the title "GoShakes", we hope to challenge and inspire audiences with theatre that will "shake" their view of the world.
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H O W D I D G O S H A K E S S T A R T ?
Goshenites, Linsday & Carrie Lee share a history of working as actors in Chicago, on stage and on camera. Last summer, they started meeting late at night, once a week to do scene studies and hone their craft. While studying a Shakespeare piece, they discussed how wonderful it would be to share the classics with a new generation and bring this type of theatre experience to the Goshen area. Fast forward to wintertime-- a stellar team of producers & creative consultants came together and formed GoShakes Theatre Company. Learn more about the GoShakes resident company members, consultants and ensemble at GoShakes.org
Thank you to GoShakes official photographer, Bryan Chris Photography.
Thank you to GoShakes resident graphic designer, Rafael Barahona of R3 Design.
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GoShakes is a grassroots theater company seeking community support to bring classical theater to the Goshen/Michiana area.
Throughout the next year, GoShakes will continue to seek different avenues to become a sustainable theater company.
For the GS pilot production, community support through this kickstrater campaign will help launch the potential for this to become realized.
We are newbies at forming a theater company so GS is on a learning curve, however, the GS team has combined years of experience on stage, off stage, in business, in coordinating and in creative consulting. The GS team is confident we will deliver a innovative, cultural experience for the community.
Our $3000 goal will only cover a portion of the upstart cost & R&J production. Feel free to take us beyond our KS goal!! :D
Your donation to GoShakes will help towards funding:
theater space rental
web & internet costs
marketing & promotional materials
filing fee for not-for-profit status
THANK YOU GOSHEN & MICHIANA COMMUNITY!
The GoShakes Team
CORPORATE OR SMALL BUSINESS DONORS:
We'd love to hear from you if you are seeking to donate to the arts in our community! Either donate on KS or email GoShakesCo@gmail.com with your interest and we'll recognize you in our media blasts! Thank you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Sponsor one of the lines in ROMEO & JULIET's famous balcony scene. (Hence forth! There are 117 lines total in this adaptation-- between Juliet, her Romeo & the Nurse) + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:
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The GoShakesSlam. We won’t “Huzzah” you: We’ll insult you! In fine Shakespearean fashion, no less. Will you be a “Bootless beetle-headed lout” or a “Saucy idle-headed strumpet”? Get your own Shakespeare-coined epithet-email (if we don't see you walking down Main St.) from people who know how to use ‘em. + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:
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A ROMEO & JULIET limited edition postcard :) + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Skype-a-Sonnet. One of our brilliant GoShakes actors will beam a “live” performance of the sonnet of your choice to the recipient of your choice via Skype, any time in 2013! Remember, there is nothing more romantic than a slightly pixilated rendition of the greatest poetry in the English language. + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:
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A copy of a ROMEO & JULIET costume design drawing, signed by the designer, Nicole Miazgowicz, suitable for framing. + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Special edition GoShakes inaugural production ROMEO & JULIET poster! (By graphic designer Rafael Barahona) signed by cast & crew + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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GoShakes Theatre cutting of ROMEO & JULIET working script signed by the cast and crew. (Adaptation by Lindsay Nance & Michelle Milne) + recognition on the GoShakes website!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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